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Mummification

Solving the 5,000-Year-Old Murder of Otzi the Iceman

Garry Rodgers | Posted 02.11.2016 | Science
Garry Rodgers

In 1991, the mummified body of a 5,000-year-old murder victim was discovered in melting ice at a rock-gully crime scene high in the Italian Otzal Alps. Nicknamed "Otzi", the estimated 45-year-old man and his possessions were incredibly well preserved.

New Discovery May Rewrite Mummy-Making History

natureheader | Sid Perkins | Posted 08.14.2014 | Science

Long before ancient Egyptians swaddled their pharaohs in balm-and-resin-soaked linens and placed them in treasure-bedecked tombs, their more egalitari...

Ancient Mummy's Elaborate Hairstyle Recreated In 3D

Posted 01.25.2013 | Science

By: Owen Jarus, LiveScience Contributor Published: 01/25/2013 08:00 AM EST on LiveScience Nearly 2,000 years ago, at a time when Egypt was under t...

PHOTOS: 2012 In Mummies

Posted 12.26.2012 | Science

2012 was a great year for mummy discoveries around the world. From the fascinating to the bizarre, this year's mummified corpses have given a peek int...

Disturbing Way One Culture Learned Mummification

| Posted 08.14.2012 | Science

by Emily Underwood on 13 August 2012, 3:10 PM | Trekking through Chile's Atacama Desert 7000 years ago, hunter-gatherers known as the Chinchorro ...

Aging Gracefully: Japan's Self-Mummified Monks

Atlas Obscura | Posted 12.23.2011 | Travel
Atlas Obscura

Not all monks who attempted self-mummification were successful. When the tombs were finally opened, some bodies were found to have rotted. These monks were resealed in their tombs.

Mummies 101: 'Sorceress' Teaches How To Preserve Pets Forever

Patch | Posted 10.08.2011 | Weird News

If one self-proclaimed necromancer in Brooklyn has her way, pet cemeteries could become a thing of the past. That's because the sorceress known as Sor...

Sculpting Corpses: A Conversation With Taxidermy Artist Polly Morgan

Kisa Lala | Posted 04.05.2013 | Arts
Kisa Lala

Atrial Flutter: Taxidermy Cardinal in Ribcage - Portrait of Polly Morgan by Stuart Hall for SpreadArtCulture © Stuart Hall 2010 I walked into Poll...

Plans For Egypt's Transition Do Not Speak to Intensifying Financial Crisis

Danny Schechter | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Danny Schechter

Mummies and Dummies: Leave Or Stay, The Egyptian Crisis Will Only Get Deeper With No Quick Fix Likely A Focus On The Political Battle Conceals An Eco...